We all run for different reasons. My sister and I run because we like to go to races. We like hanging out with runner friends, the challenge of the course, and of course celebrating an accomplishment no matter what the finish time. I think this is why we've never been disappointed in a race. Even when my sister had to walk some of the Disney races because of her injury, she wasn't disappointed in her time and still finished with a smile!
Just because we are not aiming for PR's doesn't mean that we are not training properly. We both know that we need to keep training so we can stay injury free and at least "maintain" our running times. I think that's the key with enjoying running. Find a pace that you are comfortable with and then just try to maintain it. I think that's one things that makes me a pretty consistent runner. Not every race is going to be a PR and I definitely realize that AND I realize that my PR may stay where it is and that's okay. I know what my body is capable of and I'm okay with that. As of right now, we have both already reached some great time goals that we've set and that's good enough for us. I think my PR days are over but if I happen to squeeze one it, that's great too, but we're not going to be worrying about numbers during our races, we want to do them for fun. Now when I say fun, that still means we are going to try our best, but it means that we will be happy no matter what the time says on the finish clock. -L
Are you content or do you still have a goal you are reaching for?
We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR.